Cité des sciences
Science and society
The Cité des sciences presents a host of attractions combining science and leisure activities, with exhibitions, a multimedia library, lectures and forums, cultural outreach, coverage of the latest science news, resource centres and unrivalled scope for children.
Ever since it opened, the Cité has linked science to the major issues faced by society, focusing on the environmental, geo-economic and ethical questions raised by technological progress and innovation.
To illustrate the link, experts in all parts of the Cité run workshops, scientific games, forums and lectures focusing on today's issues.
Located in north-east Paris, within the Parc de la Villette cultural and leisure complex, the Cité des sciences is ideally situated to welcome a wide range of visitors, many of whom may be unused to frequenting cultural institutions. With this in mind, the Cité has developed innovative educational aids to provide services covering employment, careers advice and vocational training. The Cité prides itself on its accessibility and is equipped to welcome disabled visitors of all kinds.